Jamaica Urban Transit Company Drive-Cycle Analysis

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


NREL partnered with the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) to investigate the suitability of implementing battery electric buses (BEB) on JUTC bus routes in the Kingston vicinity. In December 2017 NREL captured drive cycle data of select buses to define the utilization patterns of existing buses and to estimate which routes could be best suited for electrification based on (1) the ability of available BEB options to cover the route distance while allowing sufficient time to recharge, and (2) the route drive cycle statistics that would allow for the greatest energy efficiency gains from switching from a diesel bus to a BEB.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages31
StatePublished - 2019

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-5400-73381


  • battery electric buses
  • BEB
  • Jamaica
  • Jamaica Urban Transit Company
  • JUTC


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